JACKSON, Miss. — Devin Benn had two rushing touchdowns and Southern ran for 294 yards in its 34-14 win over Jackson State on Saturday night.
Benn finished with 18 carries for 75 yards, LaDarius Skelton added 77 yards rushing and his 2-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter capped the scoring.
Southern (3-1, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) opened the game with an 11-play, 70-yard drive that culminated when Benn scored on a 1-yard run with 10:01 left in the first quarter. Jackson State (3-2, 3-2) trailed the rest of the way.
The Jaguars dominated time of possession, controlling the ball for nearly 43 minutes.
JSU went 1-of-8 on third-down conversions and 0-for-2 on fourth.
Jalon Jones was 17-of-29 passing for 243 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers.